12 Best Waterfalls Near Delhi NCR to Visit Once in a Life

India is abundantly blessed with natural beauty. From mountains to lakes to beaches, you name it and we have it. The diversity in climates and places makes India an Incredible place to plan your trip. Delhi is the capital of India and it is situated in the center of north India. You can call it the Heart of India.

Delhi is full of creative, smart, and professional people from all over India as they come here for their dream job. Well, every now and then people do need an escape from their work and enjoy their holidays or weekends in the best place. And what’s better than a waterfall that to near their place.

Delhi people are also gifted with many spellbinding waterfalls, some of which are located very close to the city. We have curated the best waterfalls near Delhi NCR for you. Let’s have a look at them:

Best Waterfalls Near Delhi

Here is the list of the best waterfalls near Delhi NCR to visit. Do check the best time to visit before booking your tickets.

1. Kempty falls, Mussorie

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The Kempty falls are very popular for people who want to get away from Delhi for the weekend as it takes just the perfect distance from the city. It also helps people get a fresh breath of air away from all the city noise and pollution.

Kempty Falls is very picturesque as it is closely around mountains and is very close to two very interesting cities, Mussoorie and Dehradun which also can be visited after seeing the waterfall.

You can take a bath in this waterfall and enjoy water games with friends and family. There are shops and lockers near this fall where you can buy and rent swimming suits and keep your valuable things in lockers.

Best time to Visit:

Kempty Falls is best visited in the March-April or the October- November period. After the monsoon, this fall has plenty of water.

How to reach:

The Kempty falls are around 300 km away from Delhi making it a 6-7 hours’ drive from there. Cabs and buses to go there are easily available.

2. Badri Falls, Solan

Badri falls is another very popularly visited waterfalls near Delhi. It is found in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Badri falls are extremely beautiful, along with the water splashing down its rocks, the falls also have the great view of snow around it making it exceptional.

Except for its stunning view, it is also visited by a lot due to the religious aspect of the place, which is much appreciated by a large majority of people visiting the falls.

Best time to visit: 

The best time to visit the place supposedly is the March- June, preferably mid-June period.

How to reach:

Badri falls are found almost 300 kms away from the city making it around a 6-hour drive. Alternatively, you can take a train from Delhi to Kalka or Chandigarh and then continue by road.

3. Patna Falls, Rishikesh

The Patna falls near the city of Rishikesh again provide a beautiful view for anyone who captures it, only this time, the waterfall is surrounded by lavish greenery which comes to live especially once it starts raining.

What’s even better is that the falls are not too crowded and hence they are less dirty which makes for some much required quiet alone time for a lot of people. It is also quite a trek up to the falls but it is all worth it.

Best time to visit:

The best time to visit the waterfall is from August to October.

How to reach:

Patna falls are a little over 250 kms away from the city making it around 6 hours of drive. You can take a train from Delhi to Rishikesh.

4. Chadwick falls, Shimla

The Chadwick falls are again stunning and this is a place where you get to see the water peacefully fall down to the ground and it is absolutely mesmerizing, most of the people who visit are just shocked by the sound of it.

It is very refreshing and it helps one get in touch with nature. The waterfall is also supposedly heard from far away from the point where it actually is.

Best time to visit:

The most recommended time to visit the beauty is June to Mid-August which is basically when it rains.

How to reach:

The waterfall is situated about 350 km away from the city which again makes it about a 6 to 7 hours drive from Delhi.

5. Bhimlat falls, Bundi

This beautiful waterfall in the state of the desert makes for quite the captivating view which people like to visit from far, far away. The water falls from a good height and is also considered to be of historic significance.

It is said that in the old times, tigers used to walk down near the waterfall and the people who lived in the nearby area used to watch them. Further, the place also has a very nice local market which people like to visit.

Best time to visit:

The best time to visit is July to September.

How to reach:

Bhimlat falls is located around 500 kms and is found to be an 8 hour more or less drive from the city. Other than this a person can also take a train to Kota and then drive up to Bundi which is around 40 kms and then find the waterfall.

6. Machhrial Falls, Kangra

Located very close to Dharamshala, this waterfall is yet another breath-taking view to have. This is a perfect escape for anyone and as if that isn’t enough, it lies close to the beautiful Dharamshala. Machhrial falls are a little hard to find however it is worth it.

Best time to visit:

The best time supposedly to visit this place in September to October.

How to reach:

It is around 520 kms away from Delhi making it around 10 hours of drive, Another way to go to the waterfall can be to take a train to Dharamshala and then drive from there on.

7. Birthi falls, Munsiyari

Birthi falls is extremely stunning and is quite a challenge to find. It is located on a trek from the place Munsiyari and has a very exotic view. It is a beautiful scenery and like many say it literally feels like as close to nature as one can get.

Best time to visit:

The best time to visit is in the monsoon season from June to August.

How to reach:

Birthi falls are around 600 kms from the city making it around 15 hours of drive, Another way to go is to take a train to Kathgodam and drive further or fly down to Pantnagar airport and go further.

8. Rehala falls, Manali

This waterfall is one of the most popular places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. It supposedly is known to brighten to any mood and make anything seem fine, that is how beautiful it actually is. Rehala falls also is very popular because it falls on the route to the famous Rohtang pass.

Best time to visit:

This place is best to visit anytime however, it is more recommended during the summer.

How to reach:

It is at a distance of a little under 550 km making it a little over a 12-hour drive. Further, one can take a train to Manali or a flight to Kullu and then go further.

9. Sissu Fall, Manali-Leh Highway

This amazing Sissu fall lies on the Manali-Leh highway. It is a perfect spot for tourists who wants to take a break from a long drive. You have to trek up a rocky path leading to the waterfall to enjoy the enchanting beauty of this waterfall.

This waterfall is not much near to Delhi but a worth it place to visit and one of the most amazing waterfalls near Delhi.

10. Bhagsu Falls, Mcleodganj

Bhagsu Falls is one of the popular tourist spots in Dharmshala. The Bhagsunag Waterfall lies on the main road which connects Mcleodganj and Dharamshala. This place is an ideal location for a picnic.

The prime attraction near this waterfall is the famous Bhagsunath Temple. The waterfall starts from the base of the Dhauladhar Valley. Before cascading down, the stream also passes through this famous Bhagsunath Temple. 

11. Corbett falls, Ramnagar District, Uttarakhand

The Corbett fall has a very beautiful location and you can go there for a picnic. It is a 66 ft high waterfall. It is one of the must-visit places to visit in Jim Corbett. You need to trek a little bit to reach here. This waterfall looks amazing on full-moon nights. If you get a chance do visit during full-moon.

12. Neer Garh Waterfall,  Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway

Neer Garh Waterfall is also known as ‘Neer Gaddu’. It is the most visited waterfalls in Rishikesh. There is an adventurous trail filled with butterflies and wildflowers, dense forests and down a cliff on the trek of this waterfall. The falls look beautiful as they gush down a rock face surrounded by greenery. There is an entry fee of Rs. 30 per person for the waterfall. The best Time to visit this waterfall is post monsoon starting mid-September to November. 

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I truly believe that taking a trip to a waterfall is as good as therapy. Traveling outside the city and leaving all your worries behind. Trekking up to the top and enjoying the stunning view as the pleasant breeze caresses you. Standing under the falls as the cool water gently cascades down on you washing all your troubles away. Splashing around carefreely in the water. Being soothed by the abundance of greenery that surrounds it. Sipping on a hot cup of chai with a towel draped around you after you finally step out of the water. No one can escape and deny the sense of tranquillity one experiences by becoming one with nature again. You feel rejuvenated and healed, ready to face the world with renewed vigor all over again!

So, do visit these wonderful, beautiful and best waterfalls near Delhi NCR.

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